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Crisp Cabbage and Apple Salad

2 C red cabbage, shredded 2 C Napa cabbage, shredded 2 C Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced 2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 C golden raisins, soaked 1/4 C raw sunflower seeds Dressing 1/4 C cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp raw tahini 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 1 lemon, juiced 2 tsp tamari or Nama… Read more

Raw Lemon Goji Truffles

A quick-as-a-flash healthy treat.  Makes 18-20 truffles. TRUFFLES: 1 cup fine, white almond meal 2 cups coconut, desiccated ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil ¼ cup lemon juice Zest of one lemon ¼ cup goji berries ½ teaspoon vanilla paste or extract Pinch of coarse sea salt TO COAT: Zest of… Read more

Tomato Gazpacho

Serves 4-6     Preparation time: 10 minutes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbs fresh lime juice, plus more to taste 3 medium tomatoes, diced, plus more to garnish 1 English cucumber, skin on, and diced, plus more to garnish 1 large red bell pepper, diced, plus more to garnish 1/4 medium red onion, diced… Read more

Fettuccini Alfredo

It tastes so much like genuine Fettuccini Alfredo that my cooked food friends adore it!  You’ll love the ease in creating it, along with its creamy Alfredo taste and texture. For added color and more variety you can add thin slices of red bell pepper, mushrooms or any other vegetables. Fettuccini: 2 zucchini 2 summer… Read more

Mindful Eating – Better Health – Part II

In my last newsletter/blog, I wrote about Mindful Eating — what it is, why it’s important, and some simple ways to get started with it.  To see that piece, or to review it,  Click here. It’s possible that you read some or most of that piece and immediately thought, ”OMG, I am too rushed, and too… Read more

Mindful Eating – Better Health — Part I

In recent years I have been more attention to becoming quieter, more still, and more at peace. I have not cultivated the art of meditation to a great degree, although I have had plenty of exposure to it in regular yoga practice. However, as I delve deeper and deeper into food and health issues, I… Read more

Sunny Pate`

Courtesy of The Raw Gourmet, by Nomi Shannon.  When Nomi told me to use this recipe instead of another one I wanted to use, I was hesitant. It seemed to be too simple to be as good as she claimed.  Well, I tried it and Nomi was absolutely right! Since then I’ve made this pate` many… Read more

Pineapple Summer Salad with Jalapeno Mint Dressing

INGREDIENTS 1 head of kale, cut into small ribbons 1 cucumber, chopped 1 beet, shredded 2 Tbs sunflower seeds 2 Tbs. hemp seeds 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Dress only what you will eat with the dressing below. Dressing: INGREDIENTS ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2/3 cup… Read more